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Jury deliberating bribery charges against former Orlando expressway authority board member

orlandosentinel.com — An Orange County jury began deliberating just before 1 p.m. today in the bribery case against former Orlando expressway authority board member Scott Batterson. Batterson faces two bribery-related counts for allegedly offering a $5-million-a-year contract to an engineering consultant in exchange for hiring some of his friends.
Aug 27, 2014

RT @orlandosentinel: Update: Former Orlando expressway authority board member, Scott Batterson guilty of two bribery-related charges thesent.nl/1tcCbp3

Aug 27, 2014

RT @orlandosentinel: Update: Former Orlando expressway authority board member, Scott Batterson guilty of two bribery-related charges thesent.nl/1tcCbp3

Aug 27, 2014

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Aug 27, 2014

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Orlando Magic Casey Anthony weekend topics

orlandosentinel.com — The guest list for this weekend's public-affairs programs include some of Central Florida's biggest names. The list: Orlando Magic CEO Alex Martins is Matt Austin's guest on "Flashpoint" at 8 a.m. Sunday on WKMG-Channel 6. Martins talks about the team and its plans to develop the area around the Amway Center.
Aug 27, 2014

RT @tvguyhal: Orlando Magic, Casey Anthony, Citrus Bowl: weekend topics goo.gl/fb/YhLa22

Aug 27, 2014

Orlando Magic, Casey Anthony, Citrus Bowl: weekend topics goo.gl/fb/YhLa22

Survivor adds Winter Park brothers

orlandosentinel.com — When "Survivor" returns next month with another "Blood vs. Water" theme, two brothers from Winter Park will compete. Drew Christy, 25, is a traveling sales rep. Alec Christy, 22, is a student. They are among the 18 players in the 29th edition of "Survivor," which debuts with 90 minutes at 8 p.m.

Trenton Duckett: New image of missing child released before tonight's vigil

orlandosentinel.com — Wednesday marks 8 years since two-year-old Trenton Duckett disappeared from his home in Lessburg. Police released an age-progression photo showing what Trenton may look like now. (Video by FOX35) Family and friends will gather in Lake County tonight to mark the eighth anniversary of Trenton Duckett's disappearance.

Diane Sawyer leaves World News

orlandosentinel.com — Diane Sawyer was a portrait in graciousness Wednesday night as she stepped down as anchor of " ABC World News" after nearly five years. She lavishly praised her successor David Muir, who takes over Tuesday. "He is my friend and you are in strong and steady hands," she told viewers.
Aug 27, 2014

Diane Sawyer leaves 'World News' with gratitude goo.gl/fb/IrfT4o

Dr Oz moves to WOFL Sept 8

orlandosentinel.com — Do you know where Dr. Mehmet Oz is? Starting Sept. 8, "Dr. Oz" will air at 2 p.m. weekdays on WOFL-Channel 35. It will be his third station in the Orlando TV market. "Dr. Oz" started on WESH-Channel 2 in 2009 and ran there for two years.

Orange schools banned football chaplains after complaint

orlandosentinel.com — A recent decision to ban chaplains from leading prayers with Orange County public school football teams only hurts the students, a local pastor said Wednesday. The district told school leaders and athletic directors last week that chaplains would no longer be allowed after receiving a complaint from the Freedom From Religion Foundation.
Aug 27, 2014

Orange County public schools banned football chaplains after complaint thesent.nl/1vnJb3e

How RB Jacques Patrick stacks up with Emmitt Smith and other greats

orlandosentinel.com — Florida high school football all-time rushing leaders Timber Creek senior running back Jacques Patrick is already the leading rusher in Metro Conference history going into the opening game of his senior season, which will be Friday night at Dr. Phillips.

Mom's boyfriend accused of sexually abusing teen Alexandria Chery in 2013

orlandosentinel.com — Funeral services were held for Alexandria Chery at the Christ Sanctified Church in Orlando on Saturday, August 23, 2014. Chery's body was pulled from the woods three weeks ago, and the 16-year old was laid to rest Saturday as hundreds of friends and famil Weeks after Alexandria Chery's body was found, the Florida Department of Children and Families continues to investigate abuse and neglect allegations involving the 16-year-old Ocoee-area girl, officials confirmed Wednesday.
Aug 27, 2014

RT @orlandosentinel: Alexandria Chery: Mom's boyfriend accused of sexually abusing teen in 2013 thesent.nl/1opPpr0

Orlando radio reporter jumps to TV

orlandosentinel.com — Jonathan Beaton is taking a big professional leap. The reporter for radio station WDBO, Orlando's News 96.5, is moving to television in West Palm Beach. He starts at WPEC, the CBS affiliate, on Sept. 8. Beaton began as an intern at WDBO in 2011 and later joined the news team full time.

Nick Calathes again plays for Greece before second NBA season

orlandosentinel.com — Nick Calathes, who wanted out of his NBA contract to play for big bucks in Greece next season, didn't get granted that wish. The Memphis Grizzlies opted to hold the former Lake Howell and UF guard to the second year of his deal for the 2014-15 season.
Aug 27, 2014

Former @GatorZoneMBK player @Nick_Calathes15 talked return to Greek pro league. Will play for Greece in World Cup: bit.ly/1tWPfvS

Tom + Chee grilled cheese shop moving into Orlando

orlandosentinel.com — The classic comfort foods of grilled cheese and tomato soup are getting a home in Orlando as growing chain Tom + Chee looks to open its first area restaurant. Co-founder Corey Ward said Tom + Chee's Orlando franchisee is close to signing a lease and plans to open later this year.

Activist fight will complicate search for new Darden chief

orlandosentinel.com — An activist investor's efforts to wrest control of embattled Darden Restaurants will make the search for a new CEO even more difficult, industry analysts say. Analysts and consultants following Darden's recent struggles say the company's Sept. 30 annual shareholder meeting could change the nature of the search if hedge fundStarboard Value accomplishes its plans to take control of the board of directors.

Faith Christian football team bonds during Kickoff Classic victory in Texas

orlandosentinel.com — Faith Christian football team bonds during trip to Texas for a Kickoff Classic () Faith Christian flew all the way out to Texas last week for its Kickoff Classic game. They came back with a 29-14 victory against Savio Catholic in Austin and a closer bond than they've ever had before.
Aug 27, 2014

RT @OSAliciaD: Faith Christian football team bonds during Kickoff Classic trip to Texas: bit.ly/1p93Boh @fcaorlando #CFLHSFB

Jacques Patrick likes hearing that scouts look for tough backs

orlandosentinel.com — Coveted Timber Creek running back Jacques Patrick never has stopped striving to improve, even as his stack of college scholarship offers grew past the point of being a list of options anybody realistically could consider.
Aug 27, 2014

Scouts look for toughness in a RB and that's an attribute that makes Timber Creek's @jacques_patrick a wanted man: bit.ly/1nEJuii

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